Jul 242015
 

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COMIX: Beyond The Comic Book Pages is an exciting documentary about the world of comic books and the comic phenomenon, told through the thoughts and images of creators, writers, artists, publishers, comic book store owners, collectors, and most especially, the fans, who have made this phenomenon what it is today.

COMIX has some engaging one-on-one interviews with icons of the comic book industry, like Stan Lee (Spiderman, X-Men), Frank Miller (Sin City, 300), Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow), Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Superman), Mike Richardson (Founder of Dark Horse Productions – Hellboy, Sin City, Goon, and Concrete), and Marc Silvestri (Artist, CEO/Founder of Top Cow Productions and C0-Founder of Image Comics).

COMIX also delves into the world of independent publishers, like Top Cow Productions (Tomb Raider, Hunter Killer, The Darkness, and Witchblade), comic book store owners, as well as comic book conventions like Comic-Con, Wonder Con, Anime Expo, and Wizard World to document the fans of this phenomenon, with many fans in full costumes and some talking about how they made them (that’s for you cos play fans!).  We are so proud of the film and the caliber of people in it!

“My vision for COMIX started as an idea about how to make a comic book and blossomed into a full-length feature documentary about the comic book phenomenon. COMIX is my way of sharing the artistry that I love through a movie that was made by a fan, for fans,” says creator Michael Valentine.  “It has been amazing working on this film and the great people I have met along the way. I think comic book fans as well as anyone else who watches it will find it fun, informative, and inspirational.”
Superman Interview

COMIX is the brainchild of Film Maker/Musician Michael Valentine, a long time comic book fan. Michael’s creativity started at age 6 when all he wanted to do was draw John Romita Sr’s Spiderman and Neal Adams’ Batman which were some of his favorite comic books. Later, he got into other Marvel and DC titles like Captain America and Superman. At age 10, his life changed when he saw KISS for the first time. They were larger than life, the ultimate rock star superheroes. They even had a comic book. Michael never stopped loving comics. About 10 years ago, he came up with the idea of documenting the process of creating a comic book that blossomed into what COMIX: Beyond The Comic Pages has become.

Want to go? Free pair of tickets to the first 3 emails to staff@meltcomics.com with SUBJECT: I READ TO THE BOTTOM. Good luck!

Thursday, July 30 at 6 PM
The location is:  Regent Theatre in Westwood.
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Jul 192015
 

 

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Legendary Meltdown Comics to Host Signing with Original Creator

LOS ANGELES, CA July 19th, 2015 – Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today a signing for their Invader Zim comic series at Meltdown Comics with original show and comic series creator Jhonen Vasquez and original show and comic series artist Aaron Alexovich on July 22nd. With issue #1 released on July 8th to a massively positive reception, this will be the first time Jhonen Vasquez and Aaron  Alexovich sign the comic book adaptation of the hit Nickelodeon show outside of convention appearances. The signing will be hosted by Los Angeles’ mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting and pop-culture related, Meltdown Comics.

In 2001 animation fans were introduced to Zim, the diminutive, naïve Irken soldier, assigned to invade Earth to keep him from disrupting his leaders’ plans to expand their empire. Arriving on the unsuspecting planet, he tries to blend in by disguising himself and his malfunctioning robot sidekick GIR as a human boy and his dog. Zim is constantly hounded by his nemesis Dib, who recognizes his alien nature, and Dib’syounger sister Gaz. The show and Vasquez’s iconic characters went on to become cult classics with a following to this day. Fans have been waiting for the return of Zim and GIR; now they have it in the first all-Zim comic book series, part of Nickelodeon’s commitment to bring its beloved classic characters to new audiences.

About Meltdown Comics

The mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting and pop-culture related bits, Meltdown hosts a blockbuster line-up of events and programs that in the past have garnered such accolades as “Best of LA” LA Weekly, “Best of LA” LA Magazine, “Best Comedy” LA Weekly, “Top 50 things why LA kicks ass?” LA Weekly, “Best Store” Playboy Magazine, etc.

About Oni Press

Oni Press has been Portland’s premier indie comic book publisher since 1997. Home to a range of rad comics including Scott Pilgrim, The Sixth Gun, Invader Zim, Rickand Morty, Stumptown, Princess Ugg, Letter 44 and The Bunker, Oni Press strives to create comics for you.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 36th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Contacts:

fred@onipress.com

Jul 132015
 

Meltdown_Gun_July22 (2)GUN #1 RELEASE PARTY AND IN STORE SIGNING
JULY 22,7-9 PM| MELTDOWN COMICS
Free Poster with purchase!

From the fog-shrouded docks and alleyways where crooked deals are brokered to the greasy tenement offices of fly-by-night mob doctors; GUN explores the twilight world of superviolence through the eyes of amateur bad guy, Trevor Werner, the sinister Mister Twist. Trevor enters an uneasy alliance with two fellow criminal also-rans: bruised, beautiful Olive Armstrong and aging sixties super-radical, Agent Orange, when the trio stumble upon the passed out body of a left-for-dead superhero. The plan is simple: ransom the hero at an underworld ‘black auction’ and split the take three ways. Of course, like all simple plans it goes horribly, murderously awry…

Fully painted, GUN is an impressive debut from writer/artist Jack Foster, publishing through his Indie imprint, Reckless Eyeballs Press.

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Jul 102015
 

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Come meet writer Nick Keller at Meltdown Comics, Wednesday July 15th for a signing of Death Head,​ a new horror series from Dark Horse Comics!

A man haunted. A family hunted. When an ancient killer emerges from legend, there is no escape but death.

Niles and Justine Burton took a camping trip to escape their troubled lives…only to bring back something worse: a cursed mask. Now, the Plague Doctor, a villain from the ancient world, will not stop until the entire Burton family is buried six feet under and the mask is returned to it’s rightful owner. The hunt for answers drives Niles to the brink of insanity in the fight to save his family from the masked murderer. In D​eath Head,​ horror hits home as the Burtons discover masks only cover the truth that lies beneath.

What: Nick will be signing copies of Death Head issue #1!

When: Wednesday, July 15th 7pm

Where: Meltdown Comics 7522 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA

Here’s a link to the trailer: https://youtu.be/WcCdY_dvfik

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DeathHeadComic Twitter: @NickFKeller